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Loras College to Support Low-Income, First-Generation Students


Loras College has partnered with nonprofit Strive for College to strengthen college opportunities for low-income, first-generation college students.

An estimated 24% of students enrolled in college are low-income, first-generation college students. But only 10% of these students earn a bachelor’s degree six years out from high school.

Strive’s virtual mentoring program connects aspiring college students with dedicated mentors to receive one-on-one guidance and support through the college admissions and financial aid process. Strive’s technology platform has advanced communications features like video chat and data-powered college matching tools to help students discover and connect with Loras.

Loras recently created the First Generation Scholars Program that offers a $1,500 scholarship. First-generation students who participate are eligible for additional funds beyond their initial acceptance award. Awards are renewable with continued program participation.

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